Andrew White ‘In Motion’

Hometown
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

What’s your Story?
Andrew grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo, but currently resides in Toronto where he’s finishing his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.  Andrew was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 7 years old, and he believes that he is a better person because of the challenges and connections that diabetes has provided.

This year, Andrew has committed to raising $2,500 for, and to riding in both Ride the Conquer Cancer and the  Cyclebetes cross Canada bike relay!  The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a 2-day, 200km cycling trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls to raise money for cancer research.  The Cyclebetes Relay is a tandem bike relay starting in Halifax on August 14th, 2010 and finishing in Victoria on September 5th,2010 to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Andrew is participating not only to support a great cause, but to help show that diabetes isn’t an obstacle. He believes that diabetes is a challenge that will only make him stronger.

Being a camper and, eventually, a staff member at Camp Huronda was definitely the highlight of Andrew’s diabetic career.  Huronda has been an integral part of his personal development and helped him understand from the early age of 8 that diabetes won’t hold him back unless he lets it.

What keeps you ‘In Motion’?

Andrew is currently training for his two charity bike rides as well as and training for a couple of relay triathlons.  This keeps him on his bike when the weather is nice or on a trainer when it’s not.

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Support Andrew in his JDRF Cyclebetes ride HERE!